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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 18, 2010 12:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 9/18/74

"Me and My Uncle is a kicking, thumping, hard-driving canter down that cowboy road for appreciative French ears."

Your comment immediately brought to mind David Lynch's early film, "The Cowboy and the Frenchman"

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7085107810914558775#

Harry Dean Stanton gives Bob Weir a run for his money when he sings - and plays - a sweet "Home on the Range". Might I suggest this as your Saturday night movie - with the family - while you are out there in Nepal, sittin' on top of the world. Enjoy . . . many folks have commented that it gets better with a second, and third, additional viewing.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 18, 2010 1:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 9/18/74

Ah, but you are assuming we can actually buffer whole online movies here. As if. Second slowest download speed in the world here! Only Zambia beats us in the category of "YouTube? Say what?!?" A 5-minute video clip takes about 15 minutes of buffering.

(And, um, David Lynch as family fare?!? My kiddo turns away from "scary TV commercials," LOL. War films are fine; creepy, no way. Blue Velvet, Eraserhead ... interesting notion of "family night," Duck!)

Thanks for the Cinemaphile Tip for the Future, though :-)

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2010-09-18 08:09:13

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 18, 2010 1:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 9/18/74

'The Cowboy and the Frenchman" is truly unlike any of Lynch's other films. Not violent, but very surreal. tres amusant! My brother-in-law and his wife and two children - daughter 11 and son 14 - loved it so much, they watched it a second time . . . right on the boot heels of the first viewing. My two daughters were in high school when they first saw it ... they still quote from it today, 10 years later. It's 26 minutes, so hopefully you can buffer that link. Too bad the link does not include David's thoughtful and bemusing introduction as to what prompted him to make this film. From reading your posts, I think you will be highly amused and entertained by this little masterpiece.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 18, 2010 1:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 9/18/74

Ok, 26 minutes I could buffer without taking the whole night. Surreal and absurd is always good. Actually, it helps to have a sense of the absurd if you live where I live, LOL.